Test Taking Accommodations

DRC Testing Guidelines

Students registered with the DRC may qualify for a variety of testing accommodations depending upon the functional limitations of their disability. Testing accommodations apply to both tests and quizzes.

The DRC may provide one or more of the following testing accommodations to eligible students, based on the functional limitations of the student’s disability.

  • Extended testing time
  • Minimal Distraction environment
  • Testing aides and examination equipment
    • Proctors, readers, scribes and interpreters
    • Markers & white boards
    • Assistive technology necessary to take an examination such as: voice recognition software, screen readers, specialized keyboards or similar items
  • Specialized furniture such as tables and chairs
  • The use of formula cards and cue cards
  • The use of calculators (according to Math Department specifications)
  • Alternative test formats
    • Enlarged type
    • Computerized tests
    • CCTV
    • Brailed tests
  • Modular testing
  • Other accommodations as may be determined under ADA guidelines

To determine what accommodations your students require refer to the Letter of Accommodation emailed to your @slcc.edu email address.

Accommodated testing locations vary depending on campus and accommodation type. Refer to the emailed Letter of Accommodation for the appropriate testing location and test submission information.

Minimal Distraction

Students with the “Minimal Distraction” testing accommodation will have proctored tests and quizzes at the Disability Resource Center or approved Testing Services locations.

Instructors, please deliver tests and quizzes (via email or in-person) to the appropriate testing centers.

  • Redwood CampusDRCRedwoodTesting@slcc.edu or drop off at CT 033
  • South CampusDRCSouthTesting@slcc.edu or drop off at SCM 1-061EA
  • Miller Campus: Contact Linda Richards, linda.richards@slcc.edu
  • Jordan CampusTestingServicesJDN@slcc.edu or drop off at HTC 202
  • Jordan Health Sciences Assessment Center: The student may utilize the Jordan Campus Health Sciences Assessment Center for proctored tests and quizzes. If you have already shared your exam with the Jordan campus Health Sciences Assessment Center, no further action is required
  • Library Square Campus: Contact Allison Putnam, Allison.putnam@slcc.edu or drop off at LSC 101
  • West Valley CampusTestingServicesWVC@slcc.edu or drop off at Suite 120
  • Westpointe Center: Room WPC-213
  • Meadowbrook Campus: Please contact the DRC advisor to discuss testing options

Testing at Testing Services

Students with the “Testing at Testing Services” accommodation will have proctored tests and quizzes administered at Testing Services. Instructors, please deliver tests and quizzes (via email or in-person) to the appropriate testing center.

  • Redwood CampusTestingServices@slcc.edu or drop off at CT 033
  • South Campus: Drop off at SCM 2-147
  • Miller Campus: Contact Linda Richards, linda.richards@slcc.edu
  • Library Square Campus: Contact Allison Putnam, allison.putnam@slcc.edu or drop off at LSC 101
  • West Valley CampusTestingServicesWVC@slcc.edu or drop off at Suite 120
  • Westpointe Center: Room WPC-213
  • Meadowbrook Campus: Please contact the DRC advisor to discuss testing options
  • Jordan Testing ServicesTestingServicesJDN@slcc.edu or drop off at HTC 202
  • Jordan Health Sciences Assessment Center: The student may utilize the Jordan Campus Health Sciences Assessment Center for proctored tests and quizzes. If you have already shared your exam with the Jordan Campus Health Sciences Assessment Center, no further action is required.

Online Testing

Students may utilize the Instructional Testing Center (ITC) for proctored tests and quizzes. If you have already shared your exam with the ITC no further action is required.

Time Frames: Same Day Testing

Tests will be taken on the same day as the class unless authorized by the instructor. The instructor will need to notify the appropriate testing staff if an exception is made.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for contacting the appropriate testing center to schedule their tests. For more information, refer to DRC Testing.

Students are not allowed to bring anything into the testing room (papers, books, cell phones, CD player, computers, etc.) unless it is an approved accommodation or specified by the faculty. Use of calculators for testing in math classes will follow the Math Department approved calculator guidelines.

Faculty Responsibilities

Tests may be emailed or delivered to the appropriate testing center listed on the emailed Letter of Accommodation. Tests need to be submitted at least 24 hours before the test date. Sufficient details about test date, duration and permitted materials should be provided so that testing staff can administer the test accordingly. Testing staff will only allow materials specified by the instructor in the testing room (i.e. book, notes).

For information about the return of tests to the instructor, please contact the appropriate testing center listed on the emailed accommodation letter.

Students approved for testing accommodations need the opportunity to access lecture or test information given in class on the day of the test. If you intend to review materials before or cover new materials after the test, please announce this ahead of time so the student can make arrangements to attend.

If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact the DRC.